A Punjabi, a German and a Pakistani got arrested consuming alcohol which is a severe offense in Saudi Arabia , so for the terrible crime they are all sentenced 20 lashes each of the whip. As they were preparing for their punishment, the Sheik announced:
'It's my first wife's birthday today, and she has asked me to allow each of you one wish before your whipping..'
The German was first in line, he thought for a while and then said: 'Please tie a pillow to my back.'
This was done, but the pillow only lasted 10 lashes & the German had to be carried away bleeding and crying with pain.
The Pakistani was next up. After watching the German in horror he said smugly: 'Please fix two pillows to my back.'
But even two pillows could only take 15 lashes & the Pakistani was also led away whimpering loudly.
The Punjabi was the last one up, but before he could say anything, the Sheikh turned to him and said:
'You are from a most beautiful part of the world and your culture is one of the finest in the world. For this, you may have two wishes!'
'Thank you, your Most Royal and Merciful highness,' Punjabi replied.
'In recognition of your kindness, my first wish is that you give me not 20, but 100 lashes.'
'Not only are you an honorable, handsome and powerful man, you are also
very brave.' The Sheik said with an admiring look on his face.
'If 100 lashes is what you desire, then so be it.
'And what is your second wish, ?' the Sheik asked.
Punjabi smiled and said, 'Tie the Pakistani to my back' !!!